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Diabetes Risk Score of Lindstrom and Tuomilehto

Purpose:

To screen an adult for the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus using the diabetes risk score of Lindstrom and Tuomilehto.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

Lindstrom and Tuomilehto developed a risk score for identifying patients at risk for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This can help identify patients who should be monitored more closely and who can be targeted for preventive interventions. The authors are from the University of Helsinki in Finland.

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